We loved Summer Heights High, we adored Ja’mie, and we tolerated Jonah, and now it looks like the world of Chris Lilley is heading back to our screens…
Australian comedian Chris Lilley had a deal with BBC Three here in the United Kingdom. Ja’mie: Private School Girl broadcast and became a popular culture reference point. It brought new fans into the world of Summer Heights High, a mockumentary comedy that followed multiple characters in a public school.
Characters such as Mr G had us in stitches, and it was the first glimpse of Ja’mie. Since then, the same programmes have been replayed on BBC iPlayer, and fans have been wanting more.
Now, that wish has come true, as Chris is making a 10-part comedy for Netflix. The plot and characters of the project are under wraps – though fans are hoping it is Mr G’s time to shine – but what we do know is that it will be filmed in Queensland.
A quote from territory premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said: ‘I am delighted to have enticed Chris Lilley and producer Laura Waters to Queensland. The series will employ up to 250 Queensland cast and extras, plus around 100 Queensland crew. The project will also support two local screen practitioners, who will have the opportunity to work on the series to further develop their professional skills.’
Princess Pictures will be producing the programme, and fans will know they’re the same production company as Ja’mie and Summer Heights High.
We can’t wait!